What Happened on January 16, 1966

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
  • Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi seizes power in the chaos caused by a military coup and becomes the Nigerian Head of State

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)

Famous Deaths

  • Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91